About Us


Hampton Roads Food Safety Company is operated by Mrs. Rosalyn G Taylor. She is a Food Safety Educator and Consultant. Mrs. Taylor served as a Food Safety Specialist for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services and performed contract work for the Food and Drug Administration. She has worked over 25 years in the food industry with regulatory agencies and food service organizations. Mrs. Taylor has taught the ServSafe course at Johnson and Wales University in Norfolk, Virginia.
She has participated on the ServSafe Professional Examination Writing Committee. Mrs. Taylor was honored with the 2014 Education and Training Award presented by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia State University and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from East Tennessee State University.


Additional credentials:

  • ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager Instructor and Proctor
  • National Restaurant Association Culinary Instructor
  • Member of the Virginia Peninsula  Foodbank Nutrition Programs Advisory Council
  • Registered Instructor for the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF Experior)
  • Registered Instructor for the National Environmental Health Association
  • Member of the Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug officials
  • Member of the National Environmental Health Association

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Food Safety Educator & Consultant


Mrs. LaTonya Ward, Culinary Arts and ServSafe Instructor and Proctor has over 17 years of successful teaching experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Restaurant Management from Radford University and has extensive knowledge of the food industry and practices such as hiring, training, and directing restaurant staff members, creating personnel policies, monitoring costs and maintaining accurate inventories. She has supervised advertising programs and worked with staff to develop new marketing techniques.   Mrs. Ward has over ten years of successful restaurant management experience and has served in management positions at Boston Market, Denny’s Incorporated, and Marriott Corporation.

Mrs. Ward is a dynamic results –oriented problem solver. She offers highly refined leadership skills, management, marketing expertise, and a commitment to accuracy and effectiveness to create progressive, quality –driven establishments.   She has earned the prestigious title, Master Certified Food Executive (MCFE). Other accomplishments include:

  • ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager Instructor and Proctor
  • Certified HACCP Manager
  • Member of the American Dietetics and Restaurant Management Association
  • Awarded Highest Controllable Profit in Region with more than 40 stores with Denny’s Incorporated
  • Awarded lowest Employee Turnover averaging only four turnovers per quarter at Denny’s Incorporated
  • National Restaurant Association Culinary Instructor

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Culinary Instructor

Hampton Roads Food Safety Company is fortunate to have secured the services of Mr. Taylor as our Director of Business Education. He has over twenty-five years of extensive business experiences and ongoing education that makes him qualified for this position. He is dedicated to the overall success of our clients' businesses. Emphasis on development and proper implementation of business acumen will complement food safety training. Mr. Taylor earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA), from Averett University and has experiences and education in inventory control, operations, leadership, accounting, human resource management, policy development, marketing and legal / regulatory compliance. He ensures that current technologies are considered for the implementation of best business practices.

The business module presented by Hampton Roads Food Safety Company is “The Business of Food.” Satisfactory completion of this training will result in a certificate of completion from Hampton Roads Food Safety Company.

Wade Taylor, MBA

Director of Business Education
Hampton Roads Food Safety Company identifies and understands trends in the food industry. We review sales and financial performance and assess future strategies. We analyze what customers are buying and help businesses make smart choices to gain a competitive edge. We gather and review data and conduct surveys to produce customized reports for individual clients which include recommendations on marketing or product strategy based on our findings.


Danielle Gaither

Food Industry Research Analyst